Immigration raids strike Detroit: Dozens rounded up for deportation to Iraq war zone

By Eric London and Niles Niemuth, 13 June 2017

The decision by the Trump administration to deport refugees to Iraq explodes the claims that the US wars in Iraq and Syria are “humanitarian” interventions aimed at protecting the population.

Rally held in solidarity with children of immigrant parents arrested by US Border Patrol in San Diego

Indian authorities seek to imprison more Maruti Suzuki workers on frame-up charges

By Shannon Jones, 13 June 2017

The Haryana state government is appealing the acquittal of 117 Maruti Suzuki workers on bogus charges and demanding harsher sentences for 18 other workers.

Sri Lankan students demand release of framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers

What we have said:
The World Socialist Web Site and the Maruti Suzuki workers

US Senate Republicans moving forward on Obamacare repeal bill

By Kate Randall, 13 June 2017

The Senate bill will retain the majority of the AHCA’s reactionary features, including the gutting of Medicaid and tax breaks for the wealthy.

Trump administration rolls back “joint-employer” labor provision in favor of big business

By E.P. Milligan, 13 June 2017

The decision will serve to further empower the major corporations while reducing their accountability and restricting the rights of workers.

Special election for House seat in Georgia becomes most expensive in US history

By a reporter, 13 June 2017

More than $40 million has been poured into the race to fill a vacancy in the Sixth Congressional District, covering the northern Atlanta suburbs.

Massive abstention in Puerto Rican statehood referendum

By Rafael Azul, 13 June 2017

The vast majority of Puerto Rican voters failed to participate in Sunday’s plebiscite on the island’s political status.

Germany: Left Party advances prospect of federal coalition with SPD and Greens

By Johannes Stern, 13 June 2017

The Left Party wants to prevent workers and youth from breaking with the establishment parties and developing an independent movement against capitalism.

Syriza government in Greece passes more austerity

By John Vassilopoulos, 13 June 2017

The bill includes measures designed to facilitate mass sackings as well as further sell-offs of public assets.

South Korea delays THAAD battery installation

By Ben McGrath, 13 June 2017

Washington is concerned that the new government in Seoul is pursuing closer relations with China.

Four years since the Rana Plaza disaster
Bangladesh apparel workers still confront appalling conditions

By Sarath Kumara, 13 June 2017

Four years after the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, garment workers continue to labour in unsafe conditions for very low wages.

Australian state Labor government agrees to subsidise giant coal mine

By Declan O’Malley and Mike Head, 13 June 2017

After weeks of posturing, the Queensland cabinet provided a lucrative royalties handout to Adani.

New in Turkish

Britanya genel seçimi: Sınıf mücadelesinde yeni bir aşama

Chris Marsden ve Julie Hyland, 13 Haziran 2017

En büyük siyasi tehlike, kitlelerin radikalleşmesi ile Corbyn ve İşçi Partisi gibi bundan ilk ve siyasi olarak haksız bir şekilde yararlananları bir tutmaktır.

Türkiye Suudi Arabistan ile anlaşmazlık içindeki Katar’a asker göndermeye hazırlanıyor

Halil Celik ve Alex Lantier, 13 Haziran 2017

AKP hükümeti, diplomatik-ticari yaptırımlara ve beş Arap ülkesinin askeri müdahale tehdidine karşı Katar’ın yanın yer aldığının açık bir işaretini vermiş durumda.

Almanya askeri uçaklarını Türkiye’den çekiyor

Johannes Stern, 13 Haziran 2017

Almanya bakanlar kurulu, Tornado keşif uçakları ve bir tanker uçağı ile birlikte 260 dolayında Alman askerini Türkiye’deki İncirlik hava üssünden Ürdün’e aktarma kararı aldı.

Britanya genel seçimleri siyasi bir depreme yol açtı

Chris Marsden ve Julie Hyland, 13 Haziran 2017

Britanya, Muhafazakar Partili Başbakan Theresa May’in erken genel seçim çağrısı yapma kararının geri tepmesinin ardından, hiçbir partinin mutlak çoğunluk sağlayamadığı bir meclise sahip oldu.

Macron’un En Marche partisi milletvekili seçimlerinde büyük çoğunluk kazanmaya çalışıyor

Alex Lantier, 13 Haziran 2017

Yeni seçilen Fransa Başkanı Emmanuel Macron'un Cumhuriyet Yürüyüşü (LREM) partisi, milletvekili seçimlerinin ilk turuna yaklaşık bir hafta kala, Ulusal Meclis’te büyük çoğunluğa sahip olmaya çalışıyor.

New in French

La crise du Golfe pourrait mener à la guerre d’après le ministre allemand des affaires étrangères

Par Jordan Shilton, 13 juin 2017

Sigmar Gabriel prévient que le blocus diplomatique mené par l’Arabie saoudite contre le Qatar témoigne de l’aggravation des rivalités entre impérialistes dans la région, ce qui risque de transformer le conflit en une guerre entre les grandes puissances.

La Première ministre britannique sollicite une alliance avec le Parti unioniste démocrate pour éviter une seconde élection

Par Robert Stevens, 13 juin 2017

May avait lancé les élections générales afin de s’assurer une majorité plus importante que sa faible majorité d’alors de 17 sièges conservateurs, mais elle en a perdu 13 produisant un Parlement sans majorité.

Zbigniew Brzezinski, l'architecte de la catastrophe en Afghanistan, meurt à 89 ans

Par Bill Van Auken, 13 juin 2017

«Qu'est-ce qui est plus important pour l'histoire du monde? Les talibans ou la chute de l'Empire soviétique? Quelques musulmans agités ou la libération de l'Europe centrale et la fin de la guerre froide?», disait l'ex-conseiller à la sécurité nationale à propos de l'alliance entre la CIA et Al-Qaïda.

New in German

Der Bankrott der Linkspartei in Hannover

Von Johannes Stern, 13. Juni 2017

Der Parteitag der Linken am vergangenen Wochenende in Hannover hat einmal mehr gezeigt, dass diese Partei trotz ihres Namens nichts mit „linker“ oder gar sozialistischer Politik zu tun hat, sondern den Kapitalismus verteidigt.

Außenminister Gabriel: Katar-Krise könnte Krieg auslösen

Von Jordan Shilton, 13. Juni 2017

Sigmar Gabriels Warnung vor der diplomatischen Blockade Saudi-Arabiens gegen Katar verdeutlicht die zunehmenden innerimperialistischen Rivalitäten in der Region, durch die sich der Streit zu einem Krieg zwischen den Großmächten entwickeln könnte.

Duisburg: Schüler demonstrieren gegen Abschiebung der 14-jährigen Bivsi

Von Dietmar Henning, 13. Juni 2017

Die Schülerin war am 29. Mai von Mitarbeitern der Ausländerbehörde aus dem Unterricht heraus abgeführt und noch am gleichen Tag gemeinsam mit ihren Eltern nach Nepal abgeschoben worden.

Massenhafte Stimmenthaltung überschattet Macrons Wahlsieg

Von Alex Lantier, 13. Juni 2017

Ganze 51,1 Prozent der Wähler haben sich bei den französischen Parlamentswahlen von Sonntag der Stimme enthalten. Damit ist zum ersten Mal seit dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs nur eine Minderheit der registrierten Wähler zu den Urnen gegangen.

Wahlversammlung der NPA in Paris: Die Sackgasse pseudolinker Politik

Von Alex Lantier, 13. Juni 2017

Große politische Krisen enthüllen schonungslos den Klassencharakter und die Klassenorientierung politischer Tendenzen.

New in Urdu

دہشت گردی کی جیو پولیٹکس کا ادراک

8 June 2017

جبکہ مغربی ذرائع ابلاغ معمول کے مطابق دہشتگردی کی توضیع ’’شیطان‘‘ یا پھر کسی پاگل انسانوں کی کارروائی کے طور پر پیش کرتے ہیں جبکہ دہشتگردی اور جیوپولیٹکس کے درمیان بنیادی رشتے ہیں جنکے خاص سیاسی مقاصد ہیں

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Perspective

Palace coup or class struggle: The political crisis in Washington and the strategy of the working class

13 June 2017

The working class cannot remain a bystander in the fight between Trump and the Democrats. Rather, it must develop its struggle against Trump under its own banner and with its own program.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

The Guardian’s Paul Mason advises Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn on how to prepare for government

By Chris Marsden and Julie Hyland, 13 June 2017

Mason’s pro-war advice to Corbyn includes beginning a “strategic defence and security review” that takes particular account of “Russian diplomatic brinkmanship.”

Hey Bernie! Welcome to the millionaire’s club!

By Tom Hall, 13 June 2017

The self-proclaimed leader of a “political revolution” pocketed more than $1 million last year as payment for services rendered.

Mass abstention overshadows Macron victory in French legislative elections

By Alex Lantier, 12 June 2017

At “People’s Summit,” Sanders backs Democrats’ anti-Russian warmongering

By Jerry White, 12 June 2017

The political fraud of the People’s Summit in Chicago: Sanders, unions seek to refurbish Democrats

The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!

By Patrick Martin, 12 June 2017

Demoralization and opportunism reign at annual Left Forum in New York City

By Fred Mazelis, 12 June 2017

The New York Times lionizes James Comey

By Andre Damon, 10 June 2017

Arts

Wonder Woman: Humanity is pretty rotten, but the Germans are the worst of the lot

By David Walsh, 13 June 2017

The story involves an Amazonian princess/demigoddess who makes her way, in the company of an American Allied spy, from her island paradise to Europe toward the end of the First World War.

Roman Polanski’s victim in 1977 makes plea to Los Angeles court to end the case

By Alan Gilman, 12 June 2017

Samantha Geimer, the victim of Roman Polanski’s 1977 sex offense, urged a Los Angles court Friday to end her and Polanski’s 40 years of torment by dismissing the director’s case.

Three intriguing new films that should not disappear unnoticed: Sami Blood, Past Life and Radio Dreams

By David Walsh, 10 June 2017

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

From the archives of the Revolution
From the Kronstadt Sailors, Soldiers, and Workers—To the Revolutionary People of Petrograd and All Russia

By Leon Trotsky, 13 June 2017

This declaration by the Kronstadt Soviet was written by Trotsky after he met with the Kronstadt sailors in June to discuss how to respond to the many attacks by the Provisional Government and the bourgeois press against the naval base.

This week in the Russian Revolution
June 12-18: Petrograd Congress of Factory Committees endorses Bolshevik resolutions

12 June 2017

Arriving straight from their factory benches, worker-deputies vote overwhelmingly for Bolshevik resolutions. Workers declare that they are ready to rule without the “help” of the capitalists and landlords.

From the archives of the Revolution
Speech at an Emergency Session of the Petrograd Soviet on the Question of Kronstadt

By Leon Trotsky, 10 June 2017

This speech was delivered by Trotsky at an emergency session of the Petrograd Soviet dealing with attacks by the Provisional Government against the increasingly restive sailors at the Kronstadt naval base.

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

International Amazon Workers Voice

Amazon workers speak out
Amazon forced pregnant woman off the job due to physical, emotional stress

By our reporters, 12 June 2017

Ex-Amazon worker: I was fired for picking too slow

By our reporters, 10 June 2017

California Amazon worker speaks out
“They told us to work harder, promised ‘a cookie’ to fastest worker”

By Marc Wells, Toby Reese and Kevin Martinez, 7 June 2017

Striking German Amazon workers describe grueling conditions and digital surveillance

By Dietmar Henning, 7 June 2017

Socialist Equality Party launches International Amazon Workers Voice newsletter

By the Socialist Equality Party, 24 May 2017

Watch: How can Amazon workers fight back?

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The 2017 British Election

British general election delivers seismic political shock

By Chris Marsden and Julie Hyland, 9 June 2017

The issues of political principle in the UK general election

Britain’s crisis election and the tasks facing the working class

UK election dominated by growing threat of state repression

More on the British election »

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

13 June 2017

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

Reject unacceptable workloads and standardised testing! Take a stand for public education!
Vote No to the AEU-Labor government sell-out deal in Victoria!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 9 June 2017

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

IYSSE demands Humboldt University retract its defense of right-wing radical Jorg Baberowski

By the IYSSE at Humboldt University, 9 June 2017

The university leadership can no longer sustain the assertion that it is protecting the freedom of academic inquiry and defending a scholar “whose integrity is beyond doubt.”

Professor Jörg Baberowski loses on all counts in suit against University of Bremen students

Statement of Mitch Abrams, International Youth and Students for Social Equality representative on the EMU student government
Defend the Eastern Michigan University part-time lecturers!

International Youth and Students for Social Equality member wins student senate seat at New York University

More on the fight for democratic rights at NYU »

Science

Evolutionary divergence between apes and humans may have occurred in Europe, not Africa

By Philip Guelpa, 8 June 2017

New evidence for life-capable environments on Saturn’s moon Enceladus

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

The frame-up of the Maruti Suzuki workers—Part 5: Judge Goyal mangles the law to sustain the legal vendetta

By Eric London and Keith Jones, 18 May 2017

More on the frame-up of Maruti Suzuki workers »

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party stands candidates in German election: Against militarism and war! For socialism!

By Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party of Germany), 5 June 2017

Floods in Sri Lanka: Government responsible for another social disaster

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 5 June 2017

The Flint Water Crisis

State official resigns after using racial slur, expressing contempt for Flint and Detroit workers

By Shannon Jones, 8 June 2017

Poisoned Water: “NOVA” science series broadcasts segment on Flint water crisis

By James Brewer, 3 June 2017

Watch: “If they can poison the people of Flint, they can poison anyone!”

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Watch: Anger erupts at Flint City Council meeting

Three years after the lead poisoning of Flint, residents face water shutoffs, home foreclosures

More on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan »

History

Political lessons of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre in China

By James Cogan, 5 June 2017